Pro Sound And Vocal Editing

Saturday, January 29, 2011

When you record some vocals you need to level it. That means that you must remove all "peaks" and "pufs", how to do it?
There is a lot of ways to do it in Adobe Audition, but I prefer Hard Limiting Process. Why?

Hard Limiting Process is great effect. If you are amateur in music making  this effect can be very useful for you. How to use it?
Hard Limiting Process is very simple and easy to do. All you have to do is set some numbers and that is it. I am doing it like this :

  1. Record Vocal
  2. Do all mastering processes 
  3. Then I use Hard Limiting
Just set it like this and you will get great vocal level quality, Hard Limiting Process Settings : 
  • Limit Max amplitude to -6,5
  • Boost input by 1,8
  • Look ahead time 7ms
  • Release time 100ms
Then Just hit OK. 



Thursday, January 27, 2011

There are a lot of vocal recording softwares on Window Platform out there, but my favorite is Adobe Audition 3.0. 
In this post I am gona to show you  How To Remove Bad Nosie From Your Vocals With Adobe Audition 3.0. 
Noise in Vocal Records in something that you can not avoid. Even most expensive microphones have a noise. If you want to get you song sounds like pro you HAVE TO REMOVE IT! I am going to show you how can you do it. Removing noise is so easy you can do it in just about minute.
So lets get started :


  1. Record Vocal
  2. Open Edit mode
  3. Just take some part of track that do not have your vocal inside (start, brake, end)
  4. Mark that part
  5. Go to Effects -> Restoration -> Noise Reduction 
  6. Then Click Capture Profile (and wait until adobe audition finish that process)
  7. Now, just set Noise Reduction Level to 56. 
  8. Hit OK

Note : There is no such thing as constant noise level so if this do not work for you, then just increase or dis increase reduction level. 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Refx Nexus VST Plugin -UPDATE REVIEW



NEXUS 2  VST
Refx Nexus VST plugin is great VST for FL Studio. Rexf Nexus is instrumental plugin, it is mean that this plugin contains music instruments sounds. First that I want to share with you is how to get Refx Nexus? I recommend that you look for it in Google and BUY IT! Do not download some junk from untrusted sites, you can get only damage to your PC or fl studio. Installation of this plugin is very simple, it is just some basic installation application. Double click on setup.exe and you are ready to go! For full video installation tutorial please check this LINK


Now, lets find out something more about nexus. Refx Nexus is new generation of vst plugin! 


NeXus Vst plugin list of instruments : 



  1. Arpeggios 
  2. Bass
  3. Classical
  4. Dance Leads
  5. Epic Pads
  6. Fantasy and dream
  7. Gated Pads
  8. Piano
  9. Plucked 
  10. Single Layer Leads
  11. Single Layer Pads
  12. Single Layer Sequences 
  13. Splits and Sequences
  14. Synthetic Brass
  15. Textures and FX
  16. Voice 
  17. XP Dance Vol. 2

Features : 

  1. Refx Nexus Vst plugin gives you opportunity to work with professional sound kit packs. You can have a professional keyboard, drums, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano right now, for very little money. This plugin is worth every cent believe me. The quality for sound is amazing! 
  2. Refx Nexus Vst plugin gives you opportunity to record your lead line with professional kits. I made a video with some nexus melody that I played! You should listen it. 
  3. Refx NeXus is very easy and simple to use, installation is incredibly easy. No more finding vst file .dll pasting it on billion places. With nexus there is no need to do that! Just click setup and enjoy. 
  4. The main specification of Refx NeXus is that it contains very large sound library, and hundreds of samples. You can also do some corrections for every sound. 
  5. Refx Nexus support expansions pack - Download Expansion for free
  6. Just let you imagination to do work and enjoy using this awsome plugin :)






Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Professional Microphones

Professional Microphones

Professional Microphones are used in a lot of purposes. They are used in television programs, they are used in press, Radio, stadiums, phone, communication and of course IN MUSIC INDUSTRY! The purposes of high quality microphone is to give clear and powerful voice.

"Microphone" word comes from two Greek words micros( small, little) and "phone" ( sound).

There are many types of microphones, but all have one thing in common. All microphones have some kind of membrane that catches sound waves and creates a shift using a technology that uses the microphone that made electrical signal. Sound vibrations caused by vibration microphone membrane, thus causing electrical motion.

Professional Microphone C 414 LTD

The AKG C 414 B XLS is a reference-quality microphone especially used for accurate, beautifully-detailed pickup of any acoustic instrument. This microphone is great solution for recording solo vocals or any acoustic instruments. The self-noise that give this microphone is very low, almost it not even exist.

Some of most important features :


  • All switchable components operate in low impedance circuits for ultra-high reliability even in extreme hard situations

  • Very low self-noise and very high sensitivity

  • It have Five switchable polar patterns for placement and application flexibility

  • There are Two-color LED diode witch gives you visual indication of output overload, and they informed you witch polar pattern you use

  • Elastic capsule suspension very good minimizes structurally-transmitted noise from chassis vibration

  • It have High sound pressure level capability, 140 - 158dB, and wide dynamic range

As you can reed is very quality microphone but it is very expensive. It cost

496.00 £

But I will give you some basic specifications to see that this microphone is worth every penny

Specifications :


  1. Polar patterns are : omnidirectional, wide cardioid, cardioid, hyper cardioid, figure eight

  2. Impedance: <=200 Ω

  3. Connector: XLR 3pM

  4. Colors : grey/black

  5. Dimensions: 160 x 50 x 38mm

  6. Weight: 300g




    Professional Microphone AKG C 12VR

    This microphone has a very long tradition. First microphone of this kind was C 12 cased in 1963. This is legendary recording device. AKG C 12 is used from all famous singers and producers in music industry. AKG C 12VR have original AKG C 12 electronic parts, but this microphone have a little corrections. The new AKG C 12VR have a very low self-noise and it is more quality then original C 12.
    This microphone is one of most expensive on market ever. If you want it you will must pay $4,999.00. Many of us can not afford it.
    The specifications :
    • Polar Pattern : mnidirectional, wide cardioid, cardioid, 6 remotely controllable between position
    • Frequency range: 30Hz - 20 KHz
    • Sensitivity: 10mV/Pa (-40dbV)
    • Maximum SPL: 128/138/148dB (k = 3%)
    • Noise Level: 22dB (A) according to DIN45421
    • Impedance: 200 Ohm
    • Connector: DIN 12p
    • Colors: green / gold
    • Dimensions: 225 x Æ42mm
    • Weight: 680g

    AKG Solidtube Professional Microphone

    AKG Solid tube is condenser microphone is result of a half century experience in studying and building of first-class transducers. This microphone is not so expensive but it is great recording device. Its have a vary low self-noise, that produce the warmth and depth of sound only achieved in a tube microphone. The large condenser in the tube gives you phantom power and very professional clarity of sound.
    Specifications :
    • Polar Pattern : cardioid
    • Frequency range : 20 Hz - 20 KHz
    • Sensitivity: 20mV/Pa (-34dbV)
    • Maximum SPL: 130/145dB (THD = 3%)
    • Noise Level: 20dB (A) according to DIN45421
    • Impedance: 200 Ohm
    • Connector: XLR 6pm
    • Color : Silver / grey
    • Dimensions: 219 x Æ63.5/57mm
    • Weight: 920g

    AKG C 2000B Professional Microphone

    AKG C 2000B have almost ruler-flat response providing a crystal-clear, "up-front" sound - Switchable bass roll off filter for eliminating proximity effect - 10dB pretension pad, so that the microphone can be adjusted to all recording or live miking situations - Built-in pop screen reducing unwanted noise Rugged construction, elegantly styled die-cast metal housing, and silver-gray color. This microphone is cheap one, its cost only 275$
    Specifications :
    • Polar pattern : Cardioid
    • Frequency Range : 30 Hz - 20 KHz
    • Sensitivity: 20mV/Pa (-34dbV)
    • Maximum SPL: 140/150dB (k = 0.5%)
    • Noise Level: 20dB (A) according to DIN45421
    • Impedance: 200 Ohm
    • Connector: XLR 3pm
    • Colors : Gray / Silver
    • Weight: 325g
    • Dimensions: 159 x Æ53mm

    AKG C 3000B Professional Microphone

    The AKG C 3000B Professional Microphone is universal microphone. OK, What that supposed to mean, well that mean that you can use it in recording studio and also you can use it in live performance on stage. Very good microphone, its have a very low self-noise and it gives great sound quality. AKG C 3000B Professional Microphone is in fact large condenser microphone. The price of this microphone is very low about 95$.
    Specifications :
    • Polar pattern : Cardioid
    • Frequency range: 20Hz to 20kHz
    • Sensitivity: 25mV/Pa (-32dbV)
    • Maximum SPL: 140/150dB (k = 0.5%)
    • Noise Level: 14dB (A) according to DIN45421
    • Impedance: 200 Ohm
    • Connector: XLR 3pm
    • Color : Gray / Silver
    • Dimensions: 162 x Æ53mm
    • Weight: 320g

    AKG C 4000B Professional Microphone

    This microphone have a great recording performance, so his most usage is in studio recording. AKG C 4000B Professional Microphone is only electric dual large-diaphragm transducer mic in the world! That fact gives him a height rating and usage. This microphone is base on Solid Tube microphone because it have that special type of output sound clarity and power. The price of this microphone is relative acceptable, for the quality that this microphone gives. It cost £327.38.


    Specifications :


    • Polar Pattern : cardioid
    • Frequency range: 20Hz to 20kHz
    • Sensitivity: 25mV/Pa (-32dbV)
    • Maximum SPL: 145/155dB (k = 0.5%)
    • Noise Level: 8dB (A) according to DIN45421
    • Impedance: 200 Ohm
    • Connector: XLR 3pm
    • Color : grey/silver
    • Dimensions: 183 x Æ58mm
    • Weight: 450g


    AKG C 4500B Professional Microphone

    This microphone is really high-quality. The main usage of AKG C 4500B Professional Microphone is studio recording and broadcast network, such are radio stations, TV stations and other. This microphones high-tec electronic gives this a very good rating in audio market. AKG C 4500B Professional Microphone is immune to electrostatic and it provides a wide high-quality sound with very low self-noise. If you want to buy this microphone you have to pay $649.00 for it. That price is very acceptable for the quality of the microphone.
    Specifications :
    • Polar pattern : Cardioid
    • Frequency range: 30Hz to 20kHz
    • Sensitivity: 20mV/Pa (-32dbV)
    • Maximum SPL: 145/155dB (THD = 0.5%)
    • Noise Level: 8dB (A) according to DIN45421
    • Impedance: <= 200 ohms
    • Connector: XLR 3pm
    • Colors : grey/silver
    • Dimensions: 183 x Æ58mm
    • Weight: 450g

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Professional Microphones


Professional Microphones are used in a lot of purposes. They are used in television programs, they are used in press, Radio, stadiums, phone, communication and of course IN MUSIC INDUSTRY! The purposes of high quality microphone is to give clear and powerful voice.
"Microphone" word comes from two Greek words micros( small, little) and "phone" ( sound).
There are many types of microphones, but all have one thing in common. All microphones have some kind of membrane that catches sound waves and creates a shift using a technology that uses the microphone that made electrical signal. Sound vibrations caused by vibration microphone membrane, thus causing electrical motion.




Friday, January 14, 2011

Record Vocals At Home Equipment



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Mixer YAMAHA, EMX 5016CF (A).Audiotrak Maya44 Professional Sound Card797 Audio CR 616 Condenser Microphone
Mixer YAMAHA, EMX 5016CF (A).
Mixer YAMAHA, EMX 5016CF (A).

Hardware equipment


Audacity is a key factor for success. Well when are you psychologically ready to make your own home music studio first thing you need is some basic equipment. Professional music studios have a lot of equipment, several microphones, several computers, several mixers, high quality Amplifier, anti-noise chamber, high quality sound cards, professional cables, quality headphones etc.
But here I am not talking about professional studio, I am talking about home music studio. Right?
So what equipment do I need to get started?
Well first thing you must have is computer (PC). Most of you have one but you can not take just any PC to do music with. You must have a very powerful processor and a lot of ram memory, because If you want to connect some other music equipment with it you must have a strong PC! Also you must have stable operative system and some strong anti virus software.
When you get a powerful PC next thing you must buy is actually just PC upgrade. That upgrade is professional sound card. Without sound card you can not do a thing, because all other equipment you must plug in into sound card on PC. I recommend to you Audiotrak Maya44 Professional Sound Card. This card is amazing! Maya44 Sound Card have eight output and eight input channels, It is very powerful. This card is made in Korea, but do not worry it is absolutely one of the best sound card on market. It cost just about 160$. Very cheap.
Next hardware you need is mixer. Mixer is device witch you can use as Amplifier, all you have to do is install it correctly and configure it correctly. I recommend to you Mixer YAMAHA, EMX 5016CF (A). Yamaha emx 5016CF specs : MAX POWER 4Ω -8Ω : 500W+500W AND 320W+320W! AWSOME!
Next hardware you need is some quality microphone.I recommend to you 797 Audio CR616 Condenser Microphone. It is great quality and very powerful mic. It cost only 203$. Very low price for quality it gives.
If you are music maker or beat maker you should get some midi keyboard. Average price of one midi keyboard is about 200-300$.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Vocal Recording Equipment (Human factor)

Human Factor

You are always sing under a shower, you sing at job or school, you sing when you exercise, run, walk, you sing everyday! If you do, then I want to share with you some info what are you need to build your own home music studio. 
First and most important thing is your passion for music. If you have that passion building own studio would not be problem for you. Because if you want it so much you would not be care how much it will cost. But if you are insure about it you will never build your studio. Because its easy to buy some equipment and get somebody else to do for you.
Second human factor is talent. If you are not talent, do not give up, please do not. If you do not have a talent for singing or rapping so what? You can be a music maker, producer or something else. All you have to do is try and try and try and you will success! If you do have a talent for singing or raping, or beat making or production YOU SHOULD MAKE YOUR STUDIO AS MUCH SOON POSSIBLE! Why? Because you do not want to waste your time, that you could use to increase yours skills as rapper, singer, beat maker, or producer. 
Next thing is very important that is persistence and patience. Nothing grows over night, not even today best musicians, producers, beat makers not get success over night. You should put 100% of you if you want to get a result you want! Do never give up please do not. If you spot that it is not going so great, do not worry everyone has their falls and ups! EVERYONE!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dynamic Microphone

Dynamic Microphone

AKG PERCEPTION 220 Professional Studio Microphone for general purpose with one inch true condenser large diaphragm capsule.
Dynamic Microphone works on base of electromagnetic induction. Coil attached to the neck membrane vibrates with the membrane under the influence of sound pressure on the membrane.In this changing magnetic flux through the coil because it is located in the magnetic field of permanent magnets. Therefore, the induced voltage of its parts. This voltage is proportional to the speed or velocity of vibration coil microphone membrane, the length of the coil and magnetic flux density magnets.
Dynamic microphones are most used on stage, live performance. 

AKG D11/XLR Dynamic Microphone

AKG D11/XLR Dynamic Microphone is very powerful microphone. It can handle almost everything from kick drums, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, and it can handle very high pressure without loosing any sound quality. This microphone is great for bands, but you can also use it in studio recording. 
Specifications : 
  • Polar pattern : cardioid
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 2.5 mV / Pa
  • Cable: 5m XLR / XLR cable
  • Purpose: drums, bass amplifiers, and wind instruments
  • Delivery: handy case



AKG D22/ XLR Dynamic Microphone

The AKG D 22
is a durable dynamic instrument mic designed to handle guitar amps equally, wind instruments, and drums and percussion well. The D 22 microphone has a very little self-sound and it provide high quality output sound from your instruments. Perfect for completely authentic sound. The AKG D 22 mic has a rugged wire mesh cap and a sturdy die-cast metal body. 

Specifications : 
  • Polar pattern : cardioid
  • Frequency Range: 60 Hz to 18 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 2.5 mV / Pa
  • Cable: 5m XLR / XLR cable
  • Accessories: Microphone holder H 440
  • Purpose: cymbals, percussion, guitar amps and brass instruments
  • Delivery: small handy case



AKG D44 S Dynamic Microphone

AKG D44 S Dynamic Microphone is good dynamic microphone, It is most used in home recording and karaoke, live performance on stage etc. 
Specifications : 
  • Polar Pattern : cardioid 
  • Frequency Range: 70 Hz to 18 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 2.5 mV / Pa
  • Cable: Integrated cable
  • Adapter: mini jack and  1/4'' adapter
  • Extras: ON-OFF switch
  • Purpose: home recording and karaoke
  • Delivery: small handy case



AKG D 55 S Dynamic Microphone

AKG D 55 S Dynamic Microphone is "big brother" of D44s dynamic microphone. Main different between this two microphones is higher quality of AKG D 55 S Dynamic Microphone, they purpose is same, karaoke and home recording.
Specifications :
  • Polar pattern : cardioid
  • Frequency Range: 70 Hz to 18 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 2.5 mV / Pa
  • Cable: Integrated cable
  • Adapter: mini jack and 1/4''adapter
  • Extras: ON-OFF switch, metal case
  • Purpose: home recording and karaoke
  • Delivery: handy case